Distributing Python

Alex Martelli aleaxit at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 13 16:47:10 CET 2000


"Nick Trout" <nick at videosystem dot co dot uk> wrote in message
news:3a0fecee at news.xtml.co.uk...
> I'd like to distribute some Python files. I use Win95/Win2k so Zip
archived
> files are preferrable/natural for me.
>
> How portable are Zip files?

Very!  What with Infozip's excellent free offerings, I know
of no platform where Python runs and zip/unzip doesn't.

> What would be a better solution?

Depends on your parameters for 'better', I guess.  There
may be approaches which lead to higher compression ratios,
for example.  But if that's not a make-or-break issue,
Zip seems an excellent choice to me.


Alex






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